Integrative Arts Program Coordinator, York University

Contractually Limited Appointment, Teaching Stream, Integrative Arts Program Coordinator, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design

Start Date: July 1, 2023
Deadline for Applications: November 21, 2022

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD), York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a full time, Contract Limited Appointment at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to serve as the Integrative Arts Program Coordinator to commence July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide creative educational leadership to advance the Integrative Arts Program, AMPD’s unique, interdisciplinary program. As such, this position may choose a home department from one of the following AMPD Departments that constitute the Integrative Arts: Cinema and Media Arts, Computational Arts, Dance, Music, or Theatre, depending on their experience and background. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Integrative Arts is a novel, interdisciplinary program that combines artistic and technological skills with an emphasis on creative methodologies, transdisciplinary study of the arts, and engagement in the creative industries, all within a social justice and decolonial framework. The program responds to changing student demand and industry needs by facilitating individualized student pathways through the program, connecting different courses from the faculty and culminating in collaborative capstone projects in C4, York University’s Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom. C4 connects students with external partners to solve real-world problems. We seek a colleague who brings a creative practice with a passion for teaching, experience in the creative industries, and a commitment to social justice and decolonial pedagogical initiatives.

Applicants will typically have a PhD, or a PhD equivalent (such as an MA/MFA with professional experience) with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and pedagogical leadership. However, we also acknowledge that within higher education, traditional or conventional academic pathways can reinforce biases in the filling of faculty posts. We welcome applications from candidates with experience and expertise beyond formal degree programs. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring experience in facilitating equity, diversity, and inclusion practices within their teaching and curricular development and leadership.

As a program dedicated to student success and support, we invite applications from those with a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to interdisciplinary arts teaching, learning and program design, and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Applicants are invited to demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses through the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference (to be solicited only for finalists). Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is highly preferred for this position and we invite applicants to share their relevant administrative experience with a vision for leading the Integrative Arts Program.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact contact Rose LeCoche, Search Committee Secretary at rlecoche@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 21, 2022. Applicants should submit (preferably in a single PDF document):

  1. A signed cover letter outlining professional experience and interest in this position;
  2. An up‐to‐date curriculum vitae;
  3. A teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching containing:
    a.  Sample Course Outlines;
    b.  Teaching Evaluations (ratings and reviews);
    c.  Any workshop and professional development programs attended or led;
    d.  Conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy.
    e.  Find more details on the teaching dossier here.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of how their teaching, research, professional practice demonstrates a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
  6. The name and contact info of three references. Letters will be requested from short-listed candidates only. Referees should be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Direct materials to: Professor Mark-David Hosale, Chair of the Department of Computational Arts in the School of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design at York University, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, dca-search@yorku.ca

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